A Technical Writer in Atlanta, Georgia earns an average salary of $58,353 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Visio, and Writing Procedures & Documentation. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$39,055 - $82,436
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$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,352
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$14.30 - $73.41
(Median)
$14
$38
$73
MEDIAN: $37.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,055 - $82,436  
   
Bonus
$3,250  
Total Pay (?
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$39,187 - $91,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 35
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $73.41  
   
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,250  
   
Total Pay (?
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$39,187 - $91,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Experience Affects Technical Writer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Technical Writer Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 14%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Visio
up arrow 13%

Editing
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

RoboHelp
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

HTML
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%


Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 27%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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